Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

The Summer Feeding Program has started for children ages 2 to 18 years old who need a free lunch.  Permanent sites are at East Middle School, West Marion Elementary,

Capitol Hill Apartments and Spaulding Apartments.   Meals will be served at the Marion Community Park Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  Meals are free...there is no cost, no application or no identification required.  For More information, check the county web page or call 1-800-3663.

Marion's Independence Day Celebration is Tuesday, July 4th.   The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. A special spot will be reserved at the beginning of the parade for “Anything That Rolls”.  Skaters, bicycles and skateboards are welcome and are not required to preregister.   Grand Marshal will be McDowell County veterans.  The Foothills Community Band will perform immediately following the parade.  Little Miss McDowell, Madison Cunningham, will perform before the street dance.  The street dance with “Gotcha Groove” will begin at 7:00 PM.  Fireworks will be at 9:45 PM.  

For more information, call 652-2215.

NC Cooperative Extension will host a backyard composting and household waste reduction workshop Monday, June 26 at 2:00 pm.  This class will teach best practices for kitchen and yard wastes.  Learn how to build your own compost bin.  The class will be held on 2nd floor, County Administration Building, Cooperative Extension Conference Room.  With questions or to pre-register, please call 828-652-8104 or Matt Burneisen.

The Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills, will have a Country Breakfast Buffet, Saturday June 24th from 7:00 until 10:00 AM.  Adults can eat for $6.00, Children 6-12 $3.00 and under 6 free. 

There will be Free Tennis Camps this week  & July 17-20.  Both camps start at 9 am and go until 12 Noon.   Youth, Local P. E. Teachers and Coaches are welcomed

Every child will receive an age appropriate tennis racket.

Register for the camps by calling John Wells at 301-0475 Or by email @

The courts will be closed to the public on these dates from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. 

The Red Cross will have a Yard Sale Saturday July 1st from 7:00 AM until 2:30 PM.  They are taking donations of suitable items at the Red Cross office located at 39 North Garden Street.  For more information call 652-6531 or 442-3363.